Preview the Rebel Veterans Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion
“Okay, everybody to your stations, let’s go!”
–Major Bren Derlin, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Nothing is certain for the Rebel Alliance. Constantly on the run from the watchful eye of the Empire, the Rebellion moves from planet to planet, with only the hope of someday seeing the galaxy freed from the tyranny of the Empire to keep them going. Nonetheless, those who have served the Rebellion the longest remain ready to fight for the cause on any world.
These dedicated veterans are the heart and soul of the Rebellion, standing up to the might of the Empire in spite of the overwhelming odds they face in every battle. Soon, you’ll be able to bring these grizzled troops to your Rebel armies with the Rebel Veterans Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!
With this expansion, you can add two new corps units to your pack of Rebel freedom fighters. First, six unique Rebel Veteran miniatures can bolster your forces with instincts honed in the battles of the Galactic Civil War. Five of these miniatures wield A-280 blaster rifles with expert precision, while a CM-O/93 Trooper looks to land critical strikes against any invading Imperials.
If you’re in need of even more fire support, however, you can always deploy a Mark II Medium Blaster Trooper miniature as a detachment of your Rebel Veterans. No matter what you choose, five upgrade cards let you fully equip your units with additional personnel, heavy weapons, and gear. Join us today as we take a look at everything the Rebel Veterans bring to your armies!
No Replacement for Experience
Rebel soldiers are no strangers to being on the defensive. The Empire is eager to root out Rebellion and they aren't afraid to hit even the smallest outpost with the full might of the Imperial war machine. It should be no surprise, then, that the Rebellion’s most experienced troops excel at standing their ground against the deadliest Imperial legions.
Like many of their fellow Rebels, these battle-hardened veterans rely on deftly dodging incoming fire rather than wearing the heavy armor preferred by their Imperial counterparts. The Rebel Veterans are so experienced at taking up defensive positions, in fact, that they ready themselves to take fire as soon as their commander issues them orders. What’s more, Rebel Veterans have seen action in battles across the galaxy, and often display the Endurance necessary to continue fighting in the face of a superior enemy force.
Mounting a good defense is about more than just dodging attacks, of course. You’ll eventually have to return fire and the Rebel Veterans further distinguish themselves with their skill wielding the A-280 blaster rifle. Rebel Veterans are more accurate with their ranged attacks than a unit of Rebel Troopers and, although Rebel ranks are already thin, you can always bolster your unit with an additional Rebel Veteran for an even greater volume of fire.
Though their skills make them the most elite Rebel corps unit, there is still room for improvement, and a number of weapons and equipment can make your Rebel Veterans even more of a crack team. A CM-O/93 Trooper, for example, can effectively fend off both troopers and heavily armored vehicles. What’s more, there’s no telling what planet the Alliance will find itself on next and some Environmental Gear can keep the Veterans as mobile as possible, no matter where they’re fighting.
Despite all their combat expertise, sometimes experience alone isn’t enough to stop the march of the Empire. During these times, the Rebel Veterans can call upon a Mark II Medium Blaster Trooper to help even the odds. This emplacement trooper unit enters the battle as a separate corps unit, but it can only be deployed as a detachment from a unit of Rebel Veterans. Correspondingly, a unit of Rebel Veterans can only deploy a single Mark II Medium Blaster.
Once this blaster has been deployed at speed-1 of its Rebel Veterans unit, it is free to lend fire support to any friendly unit, adding its significant firepower to that unit’s attack. Doing so prevents the Mark II Medium Blaster Trooper from making further attacks or movement that round, but this is a small price to pay for a massive attack that could potentially wipe out a critical enemy unit.
While a Mark II Medium Blaster can potentially pair with any friendly unit, it naturally works well with the Rebel Veterans. Not only can the Rebel Veterans coordinate with a Mark II Medium Blaster to ensure that everyone knows their orders, the Veterans can also go on Overwatch alongside the Medium Blaster to create a formidable defensive front.
Go Down With a Fight
With their superior numbers and equipment, the Empire could overwhelm Rebel troops by sheer numbers. But when those battles are fought against the Rebel’s most experienced soldiers, however, these victories are sure to come at a bitter cost.
Look for the Rebel Veterans Unit Expansion (SWL39) and the Tauntaun Riders Unit Expansion (SWL40) at your local retailer in the third quarter of 2019. Pre-order your copies at your local retailer or online through our website—with free shipping in the continental United States—here!